STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 11, 2015-Mother Nature didn’t take the day off in honor of Veterans Day, delivering a snow-packed storm that blanketed the mountain with nearly a foot of snow overnight at Thunderhead, the resort’s mid-mountain location at 9,080 feet.

 “Early season snow is something we’re used to here in Steamboat,” said Katie Brown, vice president of marketing and sales for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation “The snow will be here all season, but the incredible early season deals and airfare special will only be around for a limited time. All the fresh powder this month is a great reminder to book your winter vacation now.”

As of this morning, the holiday storm that blew into Steamboat late last night brought 10 inches of fresh Champagne Powder® snow at mid-mountain and 8 inches at the summit in the past 24-hours. Since November 1, the resort has received nearly three feet of snow at mid-mountain and remains under a Hazardous Weather Outlook, which is just fine with the resort’s snowmakers.

Steamboat’s mountain crews are working hard in preparation for Scholarship Day, the opening day tradition benefiting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on Wednesday, November 25, and uphill access is not recommended. With increased snowmaking activity from the base to summit of the mountain, the resort is asking that people help ensure a great start to the season by using extreme caution if on the mountain. Individuals should understand that snowcats, the winch cat and its long cable system, snowmaking equipment and other machines may be encountered at any time and may not be marked. In addition, all snowmaking areas are CLOSED.

The snow has been falling and now so are the airfares into Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.®  Getting to Steamboat this winter has never been easier. Steamboat’s nonstop flight program will offer convenient access via nonstop air service from 11 major airports on Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines. A number of airfare specials are currently available until November 30th. Contact Steamboat Central Reservations® for airfare details or for winter vacation packages, including Spur on Winter at 800-922-2722.

Known for its legendary Champagne Powder® snow, now powderhounds can enjoy a free trip to Steamboat if they successfully guess the total snowfall for the 2015/16 winter season during the 2015 Korbel Guess the Number of Champagne Powder® Inches for the Season Contest.  Entries must be submitted online by 9am (MT) on December 1, 2015.

With new QuickTrax hands-free ticketing technology making its debut this season, the Steamboat Ticket Office is already printing up new season passes seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.  Remember, it’s never too early to get in and get your pass so you’re ready for Scholarship Day.  Of course, stay up to date on the start of the season as well as all things Steamboat by visiting www.steamboat.com or socially on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

-Happy Trails®